Are the Terminator franchise and Arnold Schwarzenegger about to be terminated?
A new report suggests that sequels to Terminator franchise starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the verge of being cancelled.hollywood Updated: Mar 22, 2017 16:34 IST
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Terminator might never be back again.
As reported by The Guardian, Paramount, the studio which holds the rights to the Terminator franchise, has reportedly cancelled the long running science fiction franchise Terminator.
A source told the New York Daily news, “It is over for The Terminator and Arnold. The studio has taken the sequel off the production slate completely, meaning there is no preproduction or any plans for another sequel. The talent had been offered long-term deals, but this is not happening.”
The most recent film in the series, Terminator: Genisys, was released in 2015 and fared well internationally and took $440 million worldwide.
But it seems that the international success may not have been enough to save the franchise.
A sequel to the film was removed from Paramount’s 2017 release schedule last year, and now looks to have been shelved.
“The Genisys movie was seen as a way of reviving [the franchise], but the critics were not happy and somehow the studio bosses fell out of love with making more, even though they made huge profits,” the source added.
Though there were reports that James Cameron is preparing a reboot of the films when he regains partial rights to the franchise in 2019.
The 69-year-old Schwarzenegger, first played the Terminator, a cyborg sent back in time to kill a woman, pregnant with the leader of a future resistance resistant movement, in the 1984 film of the same name.
He went on to star in three sequels Judgment Day (1991) and Rise of the Machines (2003) and Genisys.
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First Published: Mar 22, 2017 16:34 IST